Vandalism means malicious
destruction of anything that is
beautiful or venerable. The term
'vandalism' is derived from the
We have segregated our topic ‘Vandalism’
into 5 subtopics which are as follows:
Roads (including Houses/Huts on the roads)
• Bus shelters are roofed structures for people
to wait under at a bus stop. These shelter’s are
made so that people can protect themselves
from rains or by keeping themselves away
from the sunlight.
• Bus shelter’s are made for our good. But we
are not utilising it properly.
• Vandalism in railway stations have increased in
the recent years.
• The sitting areas for the people have been
broken. This is mainly seen during riots.
• People litter the place with paper and plastic, spit
anywhere, throw food wrappers and sometimes
also food which makes the stations mice infested.
It is very unhygienic and rotten food fills the air
with foul smell.
Station is surrounded by a fence . Passengers vandalise it by
breaking it so that they don’t have to be in the crowd while
entering or leaving the station.
They cross the railway tracks instead of using the bridges that
are constructed in order to avoid accidents and thus endanger
At times deviant groups break lights, announcement speakers,
benches and vandalise the railway properties just for fun.
is a place where people can enjoy natural beauty.
But that beauty is not being maintained.
are not being kept clean. People who visit the
garden make it dirty. They throw plastic bottles, food
wrappers etc. instead of using the garbage bins provided
to keep the garden clean.
lamps in garden are also being broken, especially by
children. These lamps are provided so that in the dark
people, especially elderly people can have a clear vision.
o Children often play on swings, slides and see saws in
such a rough manner that they end up damaging them.
o They are seen plucking flowers and leaves from the
plants that are grown in the gardens to enhance their
o They often end up damaging the garden when they play
cricket or any such games.
o Garden care takers often try to stop such damages but
mostly it is too late and the garden is already damaged
before they even realise it.
the last picture, we can see that the entrance of the
garden has been vandalised. The fence and railings on
the side have been dislocated.
mainly happens because people sit on it or
children who play around it.
railings are made to support the weak and the
the second picture, garden’s fence is
vandalised. The fence is not is a proper
is constructed in order to avoid
has been vandalised by people who enter
the garden by jumping over the fence.
• Roads are a wide way leading from one place to
another, especially one with a specially prepared
surface which vehicles can use.
• Roads are no longer maintained.
• Roads are being made as a home by the homeless
people. They dirty the road by making shelters on it.
• Those shelters are not clean.
• People also make it a spot for throwing their
leftovers, or throwing things made up of
• All these factors are destroying the
cleanliness of the roads.
O House is basically a building for human
O But even Houses are being vandalised. These
scenarios have a very destructive look.
O This happens during riots, people start breaking
other innocent people’s house in front of them.
O The sight of it is very unpleasant.
• A person is appointed to maintain cleanliness of the
• He is in charge of the public toilets and also check the
wastage of water.
• He charges Rs.2 per person.
• The slum dwellers often use these public toilets as their
bathrooms and are seen washing their cloths and utensils.
• They are often responsible for keeping the taps running,
breaking the taps, tiles, latches and bolts of the doors.
School vandalism means when students destroy the
In our school, vandalism is present but at a very low
level. Students destroy the school property by
throwing food on the stairs.
Breaking the class doors or window panes.
Breaking the chairs and tables , scraping the walls.
This is mainly seen during the break time or at the
However it is under control as the teachers maintain
discipline in the school.
If any student is caught vandalising the school
property than strict actions would be taken against
Students are guided by the teachers to maintain
cleanliness in the school and take care of the school
All these photographs were taken while researching on
our topic “Vandalism”